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Chobe Northern Waterfront

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Price 789 541 492 492 611 611 611 789 789 789 789 591 529 EUR
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Chobe Northern Waterfront
is located in Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. It is an area which has, in the past, enjoyed an almost legendary status as a location for safari.

During the Jun/Oct dry season, when the seasonal waterholes out in the endless mopane woodlands to the south become dry, the game migrates in enormous numbers onto this waterfront area.

The vehicle safari routes along the southern banks of the river are usually highly productive, with a full range of wildlife including lions, hyenas, elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, sables and other plains animals.

The sheer quantity of elephants in particular is staggering. A motorboat safari along the river to witness the herds of elephants snorkelling their way across can be a real highlight.

However this area suffers badly from very high vehicle traffic, with traffic pouring into the park from the adjacent town of Kasane, supplemented by bus-loads of budget day-trippers coming down from Victoria Falls. It really isn't very pleasant at all.

Out on the river the situation can be equally as bad, with flotillas of booze-cruise boats harassing the elephants as they cross and generally reducing a wonderful experience to something very distasteful.

Furthermore being a national park means that off-road driving, walking safari and night vehicle safari are not permitted, all of which makes it much more difficult to find animals and make the most of important sightings.

It is still vaguely possible to visit this area whilst retaining a degree of quality in your safari, but you need to choose your lodges and time of year very carefully.


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